History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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15 November 1842 • Tuesday
<November 15> Tuesday 15 About home, Wrote for the Times and Seasons the following
“Valedictory—  I beg leave to inform the subscribers of the Times and Seasons that it is impossible  for me to fulfil the arduous duties of the editorial department any longer. The  Multiplicity of other business that daily devolves upon me, renders it impossible  for me to do justice to a paper so widely circulated as the Times and Seasons. I  have appointed Elder , who is less encumbered and fully competent to  assume the responsibilities of that office, and I doubt not but that he will give——  satisfaction to the patrons of the paper. As this number commences a new volume,  it also commences his editorial career. Joseph Smith.”
proceeded to  his duties as Editor. <Elder Bradley Wilson died suddenly in his 74th year. He received the gospel in , removed  his family to , and was driven to in 1839 (He has left seven sons and thirty nine Grandchildren residing in  .>
16 November 1842 • Wednesday
<16> Wednesday 16. About home— In the evening started <on> a journey to the Counties North in  Company with .
17 November 1842 • Thursday
<17.> Thursday 17. There was a severe Snow Storm <and Elder Alpheus Harmon (who was just returning from a mission)> and another man were frozen to death  <on the Prairie> between and — The was frozen over <which fulfilled my prophecy of the 5th. inst.>
21 November 1842 • Monday
<21.> Monday 21 A Council of the Twelve, namely, , ,  , , , , and assembled  at the house of , in , and decided by unanimous acclamation  that the printing of the Millenial Star, and all other publications in ,  relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, be suspended on the——  return of Elder , from that , until further instructions from  the Quorum; and that the foregoing minutes be forwarded to , or the  Editor of the “Star” which was done by letter from the and Clerk of the Council.
22 November 1842 • Tuesday
<22> Tuesday 22. I arrived at home, after a pleasant out, in good health and Spirits.
23 November 1842 • Wednesday
<23> Wednesday 23. At home all day.
24 November 1842 • Thursday
<24> Thursday 24. by report of the papers, the Island of Madeira was visited  by a dreadful storm, The Summer was hot and weather fine till the 15th. when  the rain commenced falling heavily, and continued to the 24th. at 1 o’clock <in the afternoon>  the water fell in torrents, the sky became dark, the Streets in the Capital became——  inundated, and the affrighted inhabitants in town and country fled to the mountains  Upwards of 200 houses were destroyed at Funchal, and much Corn and Wine  The damage to lives, houses, and crops on the Island, and boats in the harbors  was incalculable.
26 November 1842 • Saturday
<26> Saturday 26. At home in the morning, at 10 met— in City Council which  resolved that the inscription for the Seal to be procured for the Municipal Court of this   shall consist of a Circle including the words “Municipal Court— City of ”.  within which is to be a Book circled with Rays on which is to be inscribed the  words “Constitution and Charter”.
Wrote as follows——
November 26. 1842— Esqr.  Dear Sir— Yours of the 8th. inst. to has been received, and in consequence of his not  knowing any thing concerning the matters therein mentioned, nor being in any way connected  or interested in my affairs he of course has handed the letter to me which I shall proceed  to answer, and sir permit me to say on the subject of the deal between myself as Trustee  in Trust for the Church of Latter Day Saints, and you, that I am as anxious as ever to  have the contract continue good between us, and to meet the obligations specified in the  contract. I am not, neither have I ever been wishful to shrink from it, in any manner—— [p. 1421]
15 November 1842 • Tuesday
November 15 Tuesday 15 About home, Wrote for the Times and Seasons the following
“Valedictory— I beg leave to inform the subscribers of the Times and Seasons that it is impossible for me to fulfil the arduous duties of the editorial department any longer. The Multiplicity of other business that daily devolves upon me, renders it impossible for me to do justice to a paper so widely circulated as the Times and Seasons. I have appointed Elder , who is less encumbered and fully competent to assume the responsibilities of that office, and I doubt not but that he will give—— satisfaction to the patrons of the paper. As this number commences a new volume, it also commences his editorial career. Joseph Smith.”
proceeded to his duties as Editor. Elder Bradley Wilson died suddenly in his 74th year. He received the gospel in , removed his family to , and was driven to in 1839 (He has left seven sons and thirty nine Grandchildren residing in .
16 November 1842 • Wednesday
16 Wednesday 16. About home— In the evening started on a journey to the Counties North in Company with .
17 November 1842 • Thursday
17. Thursday 17. There was a severe Snow Storm and Elder Alpheus Harmon (who was just returning from a mission) and another man were frozen to death on the Prairie between and — The was frozen over which fulfilled my prophecy of the 5th. inst.
21 November 1842 • Monday
21. Monday 21 A Council of the Twelve, namely, , , , , , , and assembled at the house of , in , and decided by unanimous acclamation that the printing of the Millenial Star, and all other publications in , relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, be suspended on the—— return of Elder , from that , until further instructions from the Quorum; and that the foregoing minutes be forwarded to , or the Editor of the “Star” which was done by letter from the and Clerk of the Council.
22 November 1842 • Tuesday
22 Tuesday 22. I arrived at home, after a pleasant out, in good health and Spirits.
23 November 1842 • Wednesday
23 Wednesday 23. At home all day.
24 November 1842 • Thursday
24 Thursday 24. by report of the papers, the Island of Madeira was visited by a dreadful storm, The Summer was hot and weather fine till the 15th. when the rain commenced falling heavily, and continued to the 24th. at 1 o’clock in the afternoon the water fell in torrents, the sky became dark, the Streets in the Capital became—— inundated, and the affrighted inhabitants in town and country fled to the mountains Upwards of 200 houses were destroyed at Funchal, and much Corn and Wine The damage to lives, houses, and crops on the Island, and boats in the harbors was incalculable.
26 November 1842 • Saturday
26 Saturday 26. At home in the morning, at 10 met— in City Council which resolved that the inscription for the Seal to be procured for the Municipal Court of this shall consist of a Circle including the words “Municipal Court— City of ”. within which is to be a Book circled with Rays on which is to be inscribed the words “Constitution and Charter”.
Wrote as follows——
November 26. 1842— Esqr. Dear Sir— Yours of the 8th. inst. to has been received, and in consequence of his not knowing any thing concerning the matters therein mentioned, nor being in any way connected or interested in my affairs he of course has handed the letter to me which I shall proceed to answer, and sir permit me to say on the subject of the deal between myself as Trustee in Trust for the Church of Latter Day Saints, and you, that I am as anxious as ever to have the contract continue good between us, and to meet the obligations specified in the contract. I am not, neither have I ever been wishful to shrink from it, in any manner—— [p. 1421]
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